“The health sector handles some of the most sensitive personal data, and patients have the right to expect that information will be looked after.” Information Commissioners Office 2018The GDPR came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018; “Today (25 May) marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an evolution of the current Data Protection Act (1998) and comes into effect today.Regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the new law gives people more control about how their data is used, shared and stored and requires organisations to be more accountable and transparent about how they use it.” Information Commissioners Office 25 May 2018“If you’re a patient, you want to know that – wherever you’re treated in the NHS – medical staff can access all the relevant health data about you. This is especially true for people with complex conditions. At the same time, patients want to know their data is stored safely and that they have choices about how it’s used for purposes beyond their direct care, like research. Together, the new GDPR rules and the national data opt-out will give patients that reassurance.” Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy, NHS England 2018This National Conference focuses on Information Governance in Health and Social Care, ensuring demonstrable compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018. Through national updates including Martin Staples, Data Sharing and Privacy Specialist, NHS England, expert led extended interactive sessions and practical case studies the conference will support you to ensure compliance in your service. The conference will also look at the implications of data breaches and effective reporting and management of information governance serious incidents.This conference will enable you to:Network with colleagues who are working to improve GDPR compliance in health and social careLearn from outstanding practice in demonstrating complaints with GDPR in practiceReflect on national developments and learning from the Health and Social Care Working Group on GDPRImprove the way decisions are made around data sharingDevelop your skills in making sustainable disclosure decisions and sharing information responsibly and legitimatelyUnderstand the implications of Data breaches and the reporting of Information Governance Serious Incident InvestigationsIdentify key strategies for Data flow mapping & ensuring there is a lawful basis for processing personal dataLearn from case studies of effective Multiagency Information Sharing under GDPR Ensure you are up to date with the latest legal adviceSelf assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence